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by PAB855
15 Nov 2018, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Overshoes
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Overshoes

Thanks for these responses,you have given me enoughto lead on to a number of possibilities.

Thanks for the offer, but I have much smaller size shoes, so unfortunately will have to pass on this one
Cheers
by PAB855
14 Nov 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Overshoes
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Overshoes

Is there such a thing as a waterproof overshoe for about £40?

All the reviews I have read so far even for winter shoes at well over£100 say nothing is waterproof.

Maybe my old ones will be worth keeping after all despite their dilapidated state.

Any satisfied customers?

Cheers
by PAB855
30 Oct 2018, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hanging a bike by the wheels ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1114

Re: Hanging a bike by the wheels ??

I hang them up by two hooks under the handlebars and one under the nose of the saddle. They are the right way up for any small adjustments and don't budge.

Cheers
by PAB855
13 Oct 2018, 10:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle route from Crieff to Aviemore
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Cycle route from Crieff to Aviemore

A few years ago I stopped at a very good cafe on the southern edge of Dalwhinnie. It's on the LHS if travelling north set back a wee bit from the old A9. Your tyres will be perfectly ok . Hopefully there will still be some leaves on the trees. At this time of year they can be spectacular. I am quite...
by PAB855
28 Sep 2018, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who owns the boats on boat and cycle tours
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Who owns the boats on boat and cycle tours

Just curious because different boat and bike tour operators offer the same tours on the same boats and as far as I can make out, on the same dates?

Cheers
by PAB855
27 Sep 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who owns the boats on boat and cycle tours
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Who owns the boats on boat and cycle tours

The type of boat where the majority are people on bikes hired from the boat. The boat is the overnight accommodation every night and while the boat cruises from place to place, the people on holiday cycle on a variety of routes and go back on board later in them day.

Cheers
by PAB855
27 Sep 2018, 2:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who owns the boats on boat and cycle tours
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Who owns the boats on boat and cycle tours

Studying different boat and bicycle tour/Holiday operators, it looks as if the boats can be filled by people who book through many different organisations, just like booking theatre tickets. Even my lbs offers holidays and they must be forwarding all the details to a bigger organisation. Just as a m...
by PAB855
21 Sep 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Sustrans Route78 missing link

Yes, the ICE recumbent trike has opened up lots of possibilities for us, but before changing to that from an upright trike with electric assist, we tackled this route from Ballachulish (fabulous saute potatoes at the golf course cafe!) and the section that climbs up between private houses near the h...
by PAB855
21 Sep 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Sustrans Route78 missing link

Thanks mri. I'm beginning to think I've come across an episode of Monty Python! It's bizarre! Despite the invitation to use the ready made track, the link using the gated access opposite the cemetery makes it even more frustrating! There isn't a 2mile gap at all, just a short distance which is navig...
by PAB855
21 Sep 2018, 11:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Sustrans Route78 missing link

Thanks Gaz.

It's such a short stretch South of Duror that it's very frustrating not to have a link here. Looking at the area in detail, there appears to be a forestry road to the east of the main road, but I've no idea of the legality or feasibility of using this..

Any comments anyone?

Cheers
by PAB855
18 Sep 2018, 10:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sustrans Route78 missing link
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Sustrans Route78 missing link

Are there any predictions regarding the 2mile section south of Duror on route 78 as to date for its completion? We have cycled on this route from both directions, but dare not even contemplate riding on the short section of the A828 for fear of being crushed by a timber truck etc. Some traffic is ve...
by PAB855
18 Aug 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Drumoak to Ballater
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Drumoak to Ballater

If you have experience of this route, can you give me an idea of the terrain through the forestry section west of Banchory. We tried parts of the Caledonian Way earlier this year and found the forestry section along the side of Loch Lochy was a real boneshaker. Perhaps a reduction in tyre pressures ...
by PAB855
18 Aug 2018, 3:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1705

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

Worth trying on something you can afford to mess up. I used to correct minor wobbles, but have not kept up the practice so had two occasions where even guys used to doing it regularly got it wrong and both wheels had to be scrapped. My neighbour went to a bike maintenance class and bought all the ne...
by PAB855
12 Aug 2018, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: George Elrick of Stirling
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: George Elrick of Stirling

You could try the bike hub in Stirling, they may be able to give you information. There was an event they ran in Stirling a few years ago and I think a rider on a George Elrick took part. I have rebuilt a bike with a 1956 George Elrick frame which is rideable, but not beautiful. I must see if I can ...
by PAB855
4 Aug 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Chainring change

Belated update. The bike went like a dream at the recent Velo Retro based in Ulverston over the weekend of 13 to 15 July. We did the 30mile ride and only had to walk up the last 100yards of the last hill which was ok for us. The whole event was fantastic, one of the most enjoyable events I have ever...